A 36-Week Long Schedule for LA HS 1 “Intriguing Written Expression”
Designed for Students Ready to Create Vivid & Intriguing Writing
Target Age Group: Grades 9-12
Type of Resource: Non-Consumable
This Language Arts Guide
This guide is 36-week schedule that coordinates the variety of resources included in this program. It schedules, writing instruction, writing ideas, writing, literature, literature evaluation, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and other language skills. This guide also has an answer key for the resource LA HS 1 “Student Grammar Worksheets.” Teaching helps and other references are included in the front matter of this guide. Shown below is a thorough look at how this guide covers and schedules the different concepts in this guide.
List of the Student Books
- Write Great Fiction: Description & Setting Student Book
- Grammar Challenge Student Worksheets Student Book
- Intriguing Word Choices Student Book
- Independent Student Reader Set*
*IMPORTANT NOTE: This guide schedules multiple independent reading options. Each reader option has a different historical or themed focus, such as: Early and Later American History, Ancient History, and Middle Ages History. Each of these Independent Readers Set coordinate with our themed packages. Simply choose the Independent Student Reader Set that your student is most interested or coordinates with your themed study.
Grammar & Language Skills Component to LA HS 1 “Intriguing Written Expression”
LA HS 1 “Intriguing Written Expression” offer students a fun way to study and master grammar and other language skills. Students will use the LA HS 1 “Grammar Challenge Worksheets.” Each worksheet features a passage that includes examples various aspects of grammar, mechanics and usage. The passage on each worksheet is taken from a year-long story that students will look forward to completing. The student is encouraged to find the mistakes in the passage and correct them, then complete other grammar and writing challenges as well. Students love the fun presentation and they’ll learn a lot about capitalization, punctuation, the parts of speech, grammar, vocabulary and writing skills. An answer key for the LA HS 1 “Grammar Challenge Worksheets” are in the LA HS 1 guide.
Literature & Literature Evaluation Component
to LA HS 1 “Intriguing Written Expression”
This guide schedules three different literature options to coordinate with our themed packages. It is important to note that this is a stand-alone language arts program and can be done separate from our themed packages. Literature options are listed below.
- Quest for the Ancient World
- Quest for the Middle Ages
- Early American History
- Later American History
- American History in One Year
Important Note: All the options for American History use the same set of independent readers. The readers are just scheduled differently. This means that students can read the books in a year or in two years. Many families find that this flexibility makes it easier to use for a variety of students and can be easily reused for a younger student later on.
This guide schedules daily reading assignments and opportunities to discuss the books with a parent using the Literature Evaluation questions in the guide. with your student on a topic of feedback listed for them to discuss/share with you face-to-face opportunity to talk over some of the important issues brought up in the literature they are reading, or evaluate literary devices or skills. It also provides a way for parents to check in on students’ reading.
The Literature Evaluation is designed so that the student can “narrate” an answer. The nature of these questions is such that the parent does not have to have read the book to know whether the student knows the material; nor does the parent have to have read the book to make meaningful contributions to the discussion.
Writing Component to LA HS 1 “Intriguing Written Expression”
The LA HS 1 “Intriguing Written Expression” guide schedules writing resources “Write Great Fiction: Description and Setting” and “Intriguing Word Choices.” Weekly ideas coordinate with their themed studies and give your student a creative outlet for their imagination and encourage them to express their thoughts in a written form. Your student will work on understanding characters, planning what they want to write, finding their own mistakes, and working on punctuation, capitalization, paragraphs, and more!
Students will also use “Write Great Fiction: Description & Setting.” This is a quality resource that offers pages designed to help your student increase their skill at developing details in their writing. This book will encourage your student to expand their understanding of the importance and role of detail, and increase their adeptness at including it in their writing.
Spelling, Word Usage & Vocabulary Component
to LA HS 1 “Intriguing Written Expression”
Students use two different methods throughout the year. The first method will be used in two-week segments throughout the year. You will start with a basic list of words, given as a diagnostic test. The LA HS 1 “Intriguing Written Expression” guide includes ideas for word list options from reputable books or an online resource. This information is outlined for use in the guide.
The words they misspell, using this first method, will serve as a resource from which the student will choose 10 words each time (half of their spelling list). They also will pick ten more words from their literature or pick other words they wish to master to complete their personalized list. They will participate in reinforcement activities such as looking them s definition. They will work on these words for two weeks. Students will have time to review past words as well, and their used lists will be kept in their “Writing Notebook” throughout the year. Every two weeks, both the word list and the test will be handed in for grading, then returned to the student.
The other method for spelling will be used every third week of the year. This method will strengthen your student’s mastery of 110 “Killer Words” included in this LA HS 1 guide. Notes in the guide will help the parent to remember how-to-use the methods hand-in-hand.
This year students will begin a “Writing Notebook,” using the originals in this guide. Students who have used either our LA 7 or LA 8 will continue that work and add more to that resource this year. Each year this “Writing Notebook” is used students focus on a different aspect to their writing or language skills. They will use this resource to take notes from writing resources scheduled in this guide.
This year students will use the Word Page originals in this guide to add pages to your “Writing Notebook.” This resource will provide active opportunities to learn new language and vocabulary skills while collecting words in related topic word pages. Students learn how they can develop word lists to use as a budding writer, and sharpen skills in the area of using the right word for the right occasion.
Another great aspect to covered this year is word usage and how to use words. The resource “Intriguing Word Choices” gives your student thorough training in learning and collecting appropriate words, while expanding their vocabulary and everyday usage of those words as well. Finally, students learn to incorporate good word choices throughout the creative writing process. Students learn advanced writing skills such as developing believable characters, fantastic settings, character history, and phenomenal antagonists.